J. Edward Day

J. Edward Day

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Edward Day was an American businessman and political office-holder. Day was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, he studied at University of Chicago, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and Harvard Law School, receiving high grades. Following law school, Day joined Sidley & Austin in 1938. In 1942 to 1945 he went in to military service, after the war he became a businessman also serving as a political office-holder under Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson as State Insurance Commissioner. In 1961 he became U.S. Postmaster General in the administration of John F. Kennedy. There, he was responsible for reducing the postal deficit through rate increases and for introducing zip codes. In August 1963, he resigned as Postmaster General due to financial difficulties. In 1965 he published a humorous memoir about his Postmaster General service, My Appointed Round
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134907898
  • 9786134907897